Welcome to July. It is a bit scary that half of the year has disappeared. It does however put us into a time where a few things are happening.
Just in case there is question why the Vice President is writing this report, the President (Bruce) is currently on holidays overseas at the moment. He is due to return in mid July and as much as we hope he & Lillian have a good holiday, we also hope they return safely.
The club run for June has occurred and a good time was had by all. It showed there are a few people who have had some previous experience with 10 Pin Bowling. The run report can be reviewed in the newsletter.
As mentioned earlier, we are half way through the year, which reminds us of our membership renewal. If you have not renewed your membership, please do so, with the options of how to pay being available in the Newsletter. As a gentle reminder, members on the Club Permit scheme must be a financial member of the club, to allow their continued participation in the scheme for their vehicle(s).
Coming up on July 29 is the Presentation night. There are currently a number of members who have paid, but there are vacancies available. Please consider attending the presentation night and details are in the newsletter. The planning is well under way and final arrangements are being made. To coin a phrase from a TV add – BE THERE!
The President previously spoke about ‘making the club more professional’ and there are many aspects to achieving this aim. To take another step, Aldo and I attended a seminar run by the AOMC on Club Governance and Management. Some information was provided in relation to Finances, membership lists, insurances and communication. There are also some changes relating to taxation that will require some attention. The details of some of the items are still being developed and as the Committee work through the items, the information will be shared with the membership when it is available.
In recent times there have been a number of our members who have not been well. The first to mention is Ray Daggers and it was good news to hear he is at home and recovering. We have also heard that Kevin Baird has been unwell also. As a club, it is important for us to support and be there for our members. We wish everyone a speedy recovery, who have been unwell and look forward to seeing everyone at the Club events. If you hear of any members being unwell or needing assistance, let a committee member know.
Stay safe and enjoy your driving when you get the Earlies out for a run.